The Seals of Macquarie Island

Australia, 1959

Film
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The film shows that the fur seals have returned to Macquarie Island after having been virtually wiped out by the earlier sealers. The elephant seals were never exploited to the same extent and each year return to the Island in increasing numbers to breed and rear their pups. The film describes in detail the yearly cycle of the elephant seals on Macquarie Island.

Credits

production company

CSIRO

Language

English

Duration

00:12:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28291

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Animal life cycles

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sealing

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animal life cycles

Animals & Wildlife → Animal populations

Animals & Wildlife → Elephant seals

Animals & Wildlife → Endangered species

Animals & Wildlife → Sealing

Animals & Wildlife → Seals (Animals)

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Sealing

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hunting - Moral and ethical aspects

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hunting - Australia

Places → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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